For this post, we are featuring a unique colour that we often get questions about – Antique colour!
The key reference photos in our catalogue is that of Antique Trafika. The hexagon shape has become highly sought after in the recent years. As such, we’ve started seeing screenshots of the front page in specifications in the recent years.
The photo below shows an actual installation of the antique trafika.
There are certain peculiarities to this installation.
The colour is derived by mixing our standard colours – grey, red and black. As such, there will be variations from the colour tone of the samples submitted. To ensure that all parties have this common understanding, we submit 3 widely different colour tones for Antique colour during the approval process.
Each pallet of Antique Trafika will have the same colour tone. As such, to create the blended look below, we need to order a larger batch and manually mix and match the product from different pallets.
This installation method means that the colour is more suited to plazas or driveways instead of footpaths, where the different colour tones will look more distinct.
3. Depth of colour
The colour pigment for our typical interlocking paver is only on the top layer. This is sufficient as the wear layer is more than sufficient. To obtain the blended colour for antique, the paver is coloured throughout.
As such, there will be a cost implication in creating this look as there are higher costs in raw materials, manufacturing and installation. However, it is the closest approximation to mimicing that of clay pavers and is suitable for heritage sites and parks.
Check out our other Trafika Hexagon Project at a HDB Neighbourhood Centre
Trafika, Hexagon Shape, 80mm